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Document ID (ISN)105395
CIS number 06-799
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Barcenas C.H., Delclos G.L., El-Zein R., Tortolero-Luna G., Whitehead L.W., Spitz M.R.
Title Wood dust exposure and the association with lung cancer risk
Bibliographic information Apr. 2005, Vol.47, No.4, p.349-357. 31 ref.
Abstract Wood dust was designated as a human carcinogen based on increased sinus and nasal cancer rates among exposed workers. However, data on an association with lung cancer have so far been inconclusive. In this study, self-reported wood dust exposure was compared among 1,368 lung cancer patients and 1,192 cancer free adults. Epidemiological information was collected through a detailed personal interview. Significantly elevated adjusted risk estimates were consistently observed. The adjusted odds ratio (OR) for combined wood dust related occupations and industries was 3.15 and for an overall summary exposure measure it was 1.60. The association was maintained when stratified by histopathological type. It is concluded that wood dust exposure is a potential risk factor for lung cancer.
Descriptors (primary) lung cancer; wood dust
Descriptors (secondary) occupation disease relation; case-control study; exposure evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Dust, aerosols and related diseases
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)